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England and Scotland Heritage

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11 Days from $1,550 per person
Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

Countries Visited

United Kingdom ...more United Kingdom

Locations Visited

London, WINDSOR, Bath, Cheltenham, Chester, Liverpool, Lake District, Gretna Green, Glasgow, Glencoe, St Andrews, Edinburgh, York, Bradford, Stratford Upon Avon ...more London, WINDSOR, Bath, Cheltenham, Chester, Liverpool, Lake District, Gretna Green, Glasgow, Glencoe, St Andrews, Edinburgh, York, Bradford, Stratford Upon Avon
  1. Day 1 Arrive London (2 Nights)

    Begin and end your journey back in time on the busy streets of London. After check-in, you have the rest of the day to explore this multicultural city your way. March to the tune of God Save the Queen as you embrace all the pomp and pageantry of Britain's capital. Delve into London's royal heritage, stroll along the Thames or admire treasures from across the globe in one of its museums before retiring to your neighbourhood 'local' for a pint or two.

    hotel Hilton Olympia
  2. Day 2 London Free Time

    What a treat! A full free day to explore all the surprises London has to offer in preparation for your epic adventure across England and Scotland. There's no shortage of places to go and people to see as you pound the pavements in search of the very best of Britain, from bacon butties to builder's tea, royal palaces to cathedrals, the London Underground to the mesmerising world of monuments and museums that lies above.

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  3. Day 3 London – Windsor – Bath – Cheltenham (1 Night)

    This morning, meet your Travel Director and travel companions. The British capital won't keep you from your exploration of the island's colourful history. This morning you'll travel east for a memorable encounter with royalty and the Roman Empire. Start the day with a visit to Windsor, home to the oldest- and largest-inhabited castle in the world, then continue to UNESCO-listed Bath. You'll want to sink your toes into the milky warm waters of its Roman Baths, as you imagine a time, centuries ago, when this ancient bath complex stood at the centre of the city's social life. Its steaming spring water once brought wellness and relaxation to well-heeled patrons. View the city's beautiful Georgian façades before continuing to Gloucester for your overnight stay.

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    hotel Holiday Inn Express City Centre
  4. Day 4 Cheltenham – Chester – Liverpool (1 Night)

    The Romans left their magic touch on the pretty town of Chester. You'll view the city walls that they built in the first century to defend their fortress and the black and white half-timbered buildings, famously known as 'The Rows'. Take some time to explore Chester your way or join an Optional Experience to Llangollen in North Wales. Home of the international Eisteddfod, Llangollen has a tiny population but punches well above its weight when it comes to serene scenery and an array of cafés, bars and restaurants. Our home for the night is the haunt of the 'Fab Four', with an evening at leisure to explore Liverpool's legendary nightlife.

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    hotel Ibis Albert Dock
  5. Day 5 Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow (1 Night)

    Settle in for a scenic drive north to the Lake District. Here you'll see first-hand why the rugged and untamed beauty of the Lake District inspired William Wordsworth to wander 'lonely as a cloud' in his acclaimed piece of poetry, 'Daffodils'. There's no better way to embrace the area's heritage than chugging along between Haverthwaite and Lakeside in an old-world steam train before joining an optional cruise on Lake Windermere. Crossing the Scottish border, you'll stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples would exchange their vows over the Blacksmith's anvil and be bound to each other forever. Resist the urge to tie the knot yourself and continue to the bold city of Glasgow, where you'll have an opportunity to join an Optional Experience for a night on the toon.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ibis City Centre
  6. Day 6 Glasgow – Scottish Highlands (1 Night)

    Kickstart your day with an introduction to Glasgow's industrial past and modern revival that have given the city its characteristic gallus strut. Channel your inner Highlander next, embarking on a journey north to the banks of Loch Lomond, where a cruise to Rob Roy's cave could be on the cards should you choose to join this Optional Experience. Later, the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of Glencoe, 'Glen of Weeping', will stir all your emotions - not least as you remember the brave clansmen and redcoats who fought relentlessly for their beliefs. Local shepherd Neil and his enthusiastic border collies are ready to welcome guests on their Highland sheep farm for an Optional Experience this afternoon. You can perfect your sheep shearing skills before settling into your Highland hotel in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Laggan
  7. Day 7 Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – near Edinburgh (Airth) (2 Nights)

    Robert Burns once wrote of his beloved hills of the Highlands. Your scenic drive through its mystical landscapes will leave you similarly inspired as you venture to picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the Tummel. There's time to explore this salmon fishing centre on your own or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home of the Duke of Atholl and Europe's last remaining private army. The fairways and greens of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf, beckon and you'll have an opportunity to snap a selfie against the backdrop of the famous 18th green.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Airth Castle
  8. Day 8 Edinburgh sightseeing and free time

    Tuck into a hearty Scottish breakfast with tattie scones and all the trimmings. Today you'll need some extra sustenance as there's much to see and do in Scotland's hilly capital. The Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle all wait to be viewed in the company of your Local Specialist, so grab your camera and prepare for a memorable sightseeing tour revealing all the highlights of Auld Reekie. You'll have plenty of time to explore on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia or an in-depth tour of Edinburgh Castle.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Edinburgh – York – Bradford (1 Night)

    Cheerio the nou and wave goodbye to Scotland. It's time to venture south on your return journey through England to London, but not before you come face-to-face with Hadrian's first-century attempt to keep the 'barbarians' out of his Roman Empire. You'll not see an ancient Roman wall like it anywhere else on earth. Continue to the walled city of York, where an orientation tour will guide you through its narrow medieval streets to the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, which dominates the city. You'll have some time to admire the structure's beautiful stained glass before an evening on your own, although York's alluring history may keep you on the edge of your seat. Delve into its tales of pirates, Romans, roses and ghosts. It's the stuff great books are made of.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Jurys Inn
  10. Day 10 Bradford – Stratford-upon-Avon – London (1 Night)

    This morning, we visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the famous bard, William Shakespeare, who became England's most beloved playwright. It's time for one last group picture as you say a fond farewell to your Travel Director and new friends as you return to London.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Olympia
  11. Day 11 Depart London

    It's time to close the curtain on your epic adventure across England and Scotland. You'll say cheerio to new friends as you prepare for your return journey home. A London Heathrow airport shuttle service is available to purchase.

    meals Breakfast
England and Scotland Heritage
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 2 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • The services of a Local Host at your London hotel
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • London airport transfers are available to purchase. Conditions apply. See airport transfer page.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the 'Rows'
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous 'Glen of Weeping'
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow
  • Gretna Green See the Blacksmith's shop, a wedding venue since 1754 where eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil
  • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
  • Lake District Visit this picturesque region
  • Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain
  • St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
  • Windsor View the castle
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Booking was easy on the website. The vacation itself was not s described or expected.
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Time spent on the bus was 8-10 hours daily, with only 45 minutes to a few hours at a chosen location daily. We went through 3 buses due to breakdowns. This required waiting over 5 hours during the trip for replacement buses. Why bother going to Liverpool and Glasgow when you arrive at 7:00 PM and leave at 8:00 AM? Anything worth seeing was closed - what was the point? The "tour" of both places consisted of the Tour Director talking as we sat in rush hour traffic. Half of the hotels were substandard and located in sketchy neighborhoods. I will NEVER travel with Trafalgar again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your feedback and while every destination and tour are unique, it is our hopes that each of our guests come home with happy memories. We will be sharing your comments with the Trafalgar team and deeply apologize for the bus breakdowns which caused so much disruption for your group.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Jane Fileccia
Thursday, September 13, 2018
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This tour, of England and Scotland, was perfectly run. The Trafalgar tour guide, Jim Michell, was excellent in every aspect. The tour offered a wide variety of experiences. Leading up to the trip, Randy Fay, was terrific answering my questions and making me feel like I was part of a very special team. This was the experience of a lifetime.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to have been a part of your trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for choosing us, for being a part of our travel family, and for sharing your experience. It's always wonderful to know that our guests have an amazing time on their vacations, we couldn't ask for more.
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Great value for the money.
Susan Fitzgerald
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Jacqueline our tour guide was excellent which just enhanced the experience. The tour seemed to really hit the highlights of the countries we visited.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so pleased to hear you had a great trip and that you enjoyed so many highlights of England and Scotland.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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We had a short period of time to tour three countries that we have never been to before. It was very helpful that GET tours knew the best places to visit to make the most of our time.
Deedra Miller
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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prices were fair , travel representative, Alyssa was always prompt to answer all questions. Everything very well organized. My husband and I enjoyed our England Scotland tour very much.
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Quite a few meals included and most of the hotel rooms were very nice
Rebecca Petersen
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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What a great trip. Everything went well. Our tour guide was good, bus driver did amazing. People on the bus were fun.Hotels were good. I would will recommend Grand European Travel's to everyone.
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It was a great price excursions were well planed.
Shannon Tomkie
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Our agent was helpful and kept us informed. All contact was by phone or email.
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The cost saver trip with Trafalgar was not as good as I had hoped it would be. The hotels were very average. The trip was a lot of travel and not much time to actually enjoy the cities we came to see
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry that you were disappointed with your trip and appreciate your honest review.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Michael Lilley
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Everything about the trip was as advertised. All side exceptions were great with excellent explanations of the areas visited. Active but not overwhelming. We will book again through Grand European.
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Looking forward to another trip through Grand European.
Jennifer Weston
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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This was such a great trip. So much history and beautiful countryside on one trip. We had a fantastic tour guide her name was Anja. She was so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend this tour!
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This was such a great trip. So much history and beautiful countryside on one trip. We had a fantastic tour guide her name was Anja. She was so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Carolyn Mapes
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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I was most impressed with online responses to any questions I had and there were some. Everyone I spoke to was great! The tour was well planned to keep us busy yet let us have free time. Our guide was really informative, polite and very patient. The diversity of travelers allowed me to find out about other cultures.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words.  We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again very soon.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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I have to admit that shopping is not my thing. I did however enjoy eating in restaurants of my choice. The shopping areas were nice. I did look around every time we had the opportunity but did not purchase gifts. Needless to say, most other people did.
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